The Treatise of the Three Impostors

Ostensibly The Treatise of the Three Impostors is an Enlightenment-era indictment against the foundations of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. That’s only half the story. Published anonymously and attributed to numerous dates, places of origin, and authors – some real, some fantastic – Three Impostors is better understood as a performative act of radical critique and protest against religious authorities.


The Treatise of the Three Impostors

This edition of Three Impostors includes a new, critical introduction signed only with the author’s initials. As presented, we pay homage to and continue this text’s subversive inquiry. Click here to read the introduction.


“Anonymously penned, radical texts surreptitiously expand the horizons of thought, strike at the boundaries that delimit what can and cannot be a subject of inquiry, and so strike a blow against ignorance. To call a thought marginal is near enough to calling it radical, and it is true now just as it was during the Enlightenment upheavals that change—political, social, or theological—comes from the margins.” – from the introduction by C.H.


Book details: 978-0-9965770-0-7 | 143 pages | 4.25" x 6.875"

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